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Beyond the Blush: Navigating Triggers and Treatment Options for Rosacea

Woman with rosacea face, with a gloved hand touching her face

Do you struggle with persistent facial redness, inflamed skin, or a burning, stinging sensation on your face? Do your friends and family often question if you are blushing or just came back from a workout class? If so, you might be dealing with rosacea, a skin condition afflicting millions worldwide. Rosacea is characterized by redness and inflammation, primarily on the face. While the exact cause is unknown, and there is no guaranteed cure, knowledge of its signs and symptoms has advanced to where it can be regulated. LEMYKA is here to support you and your loved ones in alleviating discomfort, supporting skin health, and keeping your rosacea under control. 

The exact cause of this skin condition is not known, but it is important to know that rosacea redness and acne rosacea are not caused by poor hygiene, nor are they contagious. You are more likely to develop it if you have a family history of rosacea face, Celtic or Scandinavian ancestry, skin that burns more easily in the sun, or if you have fair skin, blond hair, and blue eyes. Typically, rosacea affects individuals between the ages of 30 to 50, with a higher prevalence among women, although men who develop the condition often have more severe symptoms. Additionally, a history of smoking increases the risk of developing rosacea. Rosacea triggers that can induce flare-ups can include long exposures to the sun or wind, consumption of hot drinks or spicy foods, alcohol intake, extreme temperatures, stress, certain cosmetic products, and vigorous exercise. Learn what your triggers are in order to more effectively avoid them to help keep symptoms at bay.

The best treatment for rosacea is to treat your skin gently. Wash your face with cleansers made for sensitive skin, and moisturize regularly. Avoid exfoliants and alcohol-based products. Check out our post titled, “5 Tips to Treat Rosacea on Your Face” for product recommendations and for further tips on how to reduce your rosacea symptoms with skincare and other factors.

LEMYKA's Sun Lotion UV Shield Moisturizer (SPF 30+), new treatment for rosacea

One of the most triggering factors that lead to flares of rosacea is UV radiation, so it is imperative for those who struggle with this condition to apply sunscreen daily, and to gravitate towards mineral sunscreens in order to minimize irritation of the skin. LEMYKA's Sun Lotion UV Shield Moisturizer (SPF 30+) is a great choice, as it is a mineral sunscreen with one active ingredient - ZnO. This ingredient is safe for all ages, including your little ones. Its gentle formula is perfect for those struggling with rosacea and other skin conditions, all while maintaining a lightweight, breathable, non-greasy feel with no white residue left over. All of LEMYKA’s products are free of fragrance or harsh chemicals, to ensure complete avoidance of hypersensitivity. Remember to reapply your sunscreen every 2-3 hours, especially if spending time outdoors! 

Additionally, keep close attention to your eyes. Many people who have rosacea develop eye irritation, manifested through redness or burning, which can lead to problems with your eyesight. If you develop any of these symptoms, see your doctor right away. They may recommend scrubbing your eyelids gently with watered down baby-shampoo or an eyelid cleanser, then applying a lukewarm compress a few times a day. 

If you are someone who is not bothered by how rosacea affects your skin’s appearance, keep in mind that there are possible diseases associated with rosacea. Rosacea stems from inflammation, a common factor in various diseases. While more research is needed for confirmation, addressing rosacea might not only alleviate its symptoms but could also reduce the risk of developing these associated diseases. Adopting a healthy, balanced diet, incorporating moderate exercise into your daily routine, limiting alcohol consumption, and practicing stress reduction techniques can all contribute to managing rosacea.Treatment can not only result in reduced facial redness, it can alleviate the painful symptoms associated with this chronic skin condition. 

LEMYKA is dedicated to helping you and your little ones combat rosacea effectively. Our products are designed to help reduce rosacea symptoms, offering relief from this troublesome skin condition. 

Child reaching out for LEMYKA's Sun Lotion UV Shield Moisturizer (SPF 30+) while standing in a pool


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